Swamp Skirts

Women of Contemporary Southern Poetry

Judson Mitcham of Macon, Georgia

OTIS_REDDING

This week I diverged slightly from my focus on women poets to feature Georgia’s state poet laureate, Judson Mitcham. As part of National Poetry Month, I spoke with Mitcham about his role as state poet laureate for Deep South Magazine. We also conversed on notions of Southern harmony and race, as well as the influences upon Mitcham’s earlier writings.

Take a moment to visit Deep South Magazine and read my article titled This April Day: Talking with Georgia’s Poet Laureate. Mitcham’s poem, “On the Otis Redding Bridge” is part of the feature.

Photo courtesy of Gerald Lucas

Photo courtesy of Gerald Lucas

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